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The Legislature meets in a session from earlier this year. (Arkansas News Bureau file photo)

Newly effective state laws include ban on ‘revenge porn’

Jul 29, 2015 6:01am

Arkansans cannot legally distribute “revenge porn” or make voyeuristic use of drones but can carry concealed handguns into more places, including polling places, under new state laws now in effect...

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Gov. Asa Hutchinson discusses the so-called religious freedom bill during a news conference last week. (Arkansas News Bureau photo)

Fallout from controversial bill different for Hutchinson, Pence

Apr 09, 2015 2:49pm

The paths that led to “religious freedom” bills being signed into law in Arkansas and Indiana on Thursday were similar in many ways, but political observers say Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson may...

March revenues down from year ago

Apr 09, 2015 2:37pm

Arkansas revenues for March were down 5.5 percent compared to a year ago and 3.5 percent below forecast, the state’s fiscal office said Thursday.

Net available revenues last month totaled $...

Governor names computer science task force

Apr 09, 2015 2:37pm

Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Friday appointed 15 people to the state Computer Science Task Force.

The task force will be responsible for researching and recommending computer science and...

Stamp to honor Angelou debuts April 7

Apr 02, 2015 3:31pm

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Postal Service, which will begin selling its Maya Angelou Forever Stamp on April 7, has planned a star-studded ceremony that day to honor the poet who spent much of her...

State Rep. Bob Ballinger, R-Hindsville (right), presents an amended version of HB 1228 to the House Judiciary Committee on Monday. (Dale Ellis photo)

Lawmakers OK bills on abortion, lottery scholarships

Apr 02, 2015 3:31pm

Arkansas lawmakers on Monday approved bills to impose new restrictions on abortion, require drug testing of some applicants for public benefits and make changes to lottery-funded college...

A radioactive Troxler gauge was reported stolen Monday in Pulaski County. (Photo provided by Arkansas Department of Health)

Possibly hazardous Troxler gauge stolen

Apr 02, 2015 3:26pm

A Troxler gauge containing radioactive material was reported stolen from a construction site near Interstate 40 West in northwest Pulaski County and could be a radiation hazard if damaged,...

State Rep. Nate Bell, R-Mena, presides over a House committee meeting Monday. (John Lyon photo)

House passes ‘Tom Cotton bill’

Mar 26, 2015 9:44pm

The Arkansas House on Monday gave final passage to a bill that would allow a candidate from Arkansas to run for the White House and Congress simultaneously, a bill that has been nicknamed “the Tom...

What the FOIA means to you

Mar 26, 2015 9:42pm

As taxpayers who support governmental entities, Arkansans have a right to review an array of records at every level of government – state and local – and to attend the meetings of policy-makers...

Panel approves raises for judges, others

Mar 19, 2015 11:07pm

The state Independent Citizens Commission gave final approval Monday to a slate of pay raises for elected state officials, despite objections from some members that comments received from the...

Lawmaker who ‘re-homed’ resigns committee posts

Mar 19, 2015 11:01pm

A state legislator who “re-homed” his two adopted daughters to a man who later assaulted one of the girls stepped down Monday from two committee positions but continued to resist calls from some...

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